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NABBC National Convention 2015

Saturday 18 April 2015, 10:00am - 05:00pm

Attending the NABBC National Convention

Delegates intending to stay overnight at the Bolholt Hotel will be expected to make their own hotel room and evening meal reservations.

The Hotel offer an excellent 'a la carte' menu and will provide a long table for delegates to sit together. Agreed hotel rates including breakfast is £69 for a double room or £49 for a single room on Friday or Saturday.

Please will all persons attending confirm arrangements with the National Secretary Cath Anderton to ensure suitable refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Convention Fees will be £30 for Members and £45 for Non-Members (or free if you become a member on the day).

This event is always a wonderful way to improve networking and to reflect on our own skills. It's also an excellent opportunity to appreciate good music-making with both new and old friends.


NABBC Convention 2015 - Programme

10:00 - 10:15 Tea, Coffee  
10:15 - 11:00 AGM  
11:00 - 12:30 Work in Progress
Wingates Brass Band share their rendition of their Grand Shield performance of Arabian Nights by Stephen Roberts. Delivered by experienced MD Paul Andrews and overseen by the highly respected conductor Mr Russell Gray this will be an excellent opportunity for all. The session will conclude with 30 minute of popular concert items.
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch  
1:30 - 2:20 Dr. Jon Hall Presentation
A psychology review of conductor's body movements and how this is often interpreted by instrumentalists.
2:20 - 3:20 Travelling by Tuba Musically inspiring music duet
3:20-3:30 Break  
3:30 - 4:45 Nurturing Conducting Talent University of Salford Brass Band, directed by Dr Howard J Evans and overseen by the charismatic Richard Evans.
4:50 - 5:00 Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks  
Location : Bolholt Hotel, Walshaw Road, Bury BL8 1PU